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Band 5 Wound Care Support Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-21-104200-NAS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Tissue Viability
Barrow Upon Soar
£25,655 - £31,534

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Leicestershire Partnership Trust, Tissue Viability Service has a new and exciting opportunity to improve the skill mix within our team. We are offering the opportunity for a registered adult nurse to join our team as a band 5 wound care support nurse.

We are looking for a candidate that demonstrates a clear passion for tissue viability. They must provide evidence that shows they are a prominent person within their team for their proficiency in the management of wounds and are a key driver of pressure ulcer quality improvement within their place of work.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone able to demonstrate prior knowledge of Tissue Viability through their current roles and responsibilities. This role will aim to broaden their range of skills and knowledge whilst caring for people in their own environment or hospital as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

The post is to support the existing CHS Tissue Viability Team to monitor and evaluate the wound care and services across all areas of care within LPT.

The applicant must be someone with:

  • strong commitment to working in an integrated manner across all settings and supporting multi-disciplinary team development
  • an ability to promote patient independence
  • a sound theoretical knowledge under pinning highly skilled assessment and nursing skills
  • a flexible approach to patient care
  • adaptable to new initiatives

You must also demonstrate a commitment to national quality standards; evidence based practice and integrated working within a culturally diverse population.

Post registration experience and completion of Tissue Viability courses in wound care /leg ulcer care/pressure ulcer prevention would be essential.



We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients. Some roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you in the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview over other candidates who apply for posts.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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